Treatment Approach

In short, my approach is to eliminate the source of pain by reprogramming the brain to restore alignment, stability and movement throughout the body. The purpose is to provide a permanent solution for your condition so you can enjoy the active, fulfilling life you deserve.

My approach to making people better is unique and different compared to most other chiropractors, orthopedic doctors and physical therapists. My goal is to not only find the source of pain or other symptoms, but also identify and correct the actual cause of the problem.

Why Treatment Approach Matters

Many of us are dealing with a painful back, neck, shoulder, knee, etc., because of abnormal alignment and faulty movements we have acquired from past injuries. Injuries cause changes in the brain which alters our posture and movement program. As a result, we compensate to protect what hurts. This is a good thing.

However, in order to favor an injury, the brain has to change the way we are naturally designed to move and we end up sacrificing alignment, flexibility and stability in certain areas of the body.

A sprained ankle, for example, will change how we move and stabilize the foot, knee, hip and lower back. A case of tennis elbow will change how we use our shoulder, arm and hand.

Essentially, we end up moving with bad form every time we bend down to pick things up, get in and out of a chair, walk, run, exercise, play sports, etc. This is a bad thing.

Compensations are protective in the short term, and at the same time they are destructive when they persist long after an injury heals. Years of moving with bad form leads to the chronic wear and tear conditions many of us suffer from, including arthritis, bulging, herniated and degenerated discs, tendinitis, bursitis, repeated muscle strains, and so on. 

That case of tennis elbow now becomes a rotator cuff problem. That old ankle sprain leads to an arthritic hip or knee. 

The bottom line is injuries we experience throughout life cause our bodies to become misaligned and we end up moving with bad form. This is what causes certain parts of our body to become painful and break down over time. It is the alignment and movement problems that reduce our function, activity level, and quality of life in our later years.

Correcting Alignment and Movement is The Key to a Long-Term Solution

Most providers in the medical field and even many chiropractors only treat the site of pain by covering up symptoms. They do not look elsewhere in the body to fix any damaging alignment or movement faults (compensations) that are actually causing the condition. Just treating the site of pain often provides only temporary relief and does not provide a long-term solution because alignment and movement abnormalities are not being addressed.

It can be harder to be the best parent, student, athlete, leader, and have a successful career when you have a condition that is wearing your body down. My goal is to help you overcome your condition and improve your function, activity level, and quality of life so you can become the person you want to be and live the life you desire.

If you want to stop pain and live the life you envision, your brain needs to be “rebooted” to restore proper alignment, balance, and movement in your body. This approach offers the best possibility of a permanent solution so you can stay active and function at the highest level possible for the rest of your life.

This is my approach.

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